Jess began his experience in emergency services at his hometown fire department in Montana as a high school cadet. After graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a B.A. in Education, he went on to work as an EMT in Oklahoma, and then Wenatchee, WA in the spring of 2000. In Wenatchee he worked as a volunteer and then full-time paid Firefighter/EMT. In 2003 Jess went to Paramedic school – graduating in 2004. He worked as a Paramedic with Lifeline Ambulance while continuing to serve as a volunteer firefighter until he came to North Mason in February 2006. He’s currently assigned to C shift and loves to practice pre-hospital medicine in the diverse environments of North Mason County.
Ryan as been with North Mason Regional Fire Authority since 1996. Since 2004 Ryan has spent his time as a career member. Ryan started as a Cadet firefighter at the age of 16 and became a resident firefighter after graduating high school. Ryan has worked as the District’s Fire Inspector/Fire Prevention person and currently works as a Firefighter/Paramedic on A shift.
Mickey grew up in Silverdale and after graduating from Central Kitsap High School in 1999 he enlisted in the Air Force for 6 years. He returned home to begin his EMS career as an EMT with Olympic Ambulance as well as a Volunteer Resident Firefighter/EMT with Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue. In 2011 he attended the Washington State Fire Academy where he won the distinguished First Due Engine Award. In 2013 Mickey attended Paramedic school at Central Washington University and after graduation he returned to Olympic Ambulance to begin his Paramedic career. Mickey is an avid marathon runner and loves exploring the outdoors with his wife and 3 boys. Mickey prides himself on being a professional and looks forward to serving the citizens of Mason County.
Daniel is a new member of North Mason Fire. He has been a Paramedic for nine years working for AMR in Tacoma and Lakewood. He has been a volunteer FF/PM for the city of Buckley since 2014. He has a degree in Fire and EMS. He has a background in Construction and as a Sous Chef. He resides in Gig Harbor with his lovely wife and four daughters. He enjoys fishing and mountain biking in his spare time. Dan is proud to call himself a member of the North Mason RFA. He prides himself on his professionalism, is passionate about providing exceptional patient care and safeguarding North Mason Communities.
Crystal Pinero is a Pacific Northwest native, having been born and raised in Tacoma, WA. She moved to Colorado in 2010 after being accepted into a renowned paramedic academy at a level one trauma center. Crystal obtained her National Registry Paramedic Certification and began working for a highly respected organization, which provided 911 emergency medical services to the third largest county in Colorado and ran approximately 28,000 calls per year. Her additional experience includes 12 years in local hospital emergency departments and 5 years as a volunteer firefighter/EMT at Riverside Fire/Rescue. Crystal was an active member of a national disaster response team, serving multiple deployments during hurricane Ike and Gustav. This is where she felt the strong desire to become a Paramedic to provide a more advanced level of care to the communities that she served. After working in Colorado for almost seven years, Crystal wanted to get back to her roots and was thrilled to accept the position of Firefighter/Paramedic at NMRFA. During her off-time, she enjoys anything that takes her outdoors and gets her heart rate above 90 beats per minute. In addition, she is a self-proclaimed chicken wing connoisseur and aspiring beat-box artist.
Picture and Bio of Firefighter/Paramedic David Torvik – Comming Soon!